Montreux '77

Ella Fitzgerald

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Montreux '77 Review

by Scott Yanow

Ella Fitzgerald, 42 years after her recording debut, showed on this late concert recording that she still had the magic. Backed by pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Keter Betts, and drummer Bobby Durham, she sounds pretty strong at times, mostly singing veteran ballads but also getting hot on "Billie's Bounce." It's not essential but worth checking out.

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